How many groups or clubs do you attend?
How often do you arrange or accept 1-2-1 meetings?
How proactive are you on LinkedIn?
Are you careful about who you add into your network?
Sending invitations. Do you ALWAYS
Send a personal invitation?
When you use your phone don’t start with the ‘Connect’ button’; use the ‘More’ button to find the link to personalise your invitation.
Example of an invitation to a ‘stranger’:
Dear xxxx, Can I begin by saying I don’t think we have met. But every business relationship starts somewhere. Please check my profile which I hope you find informative. I look forward to us being connected.
Reply after accepting an invitation or someone accepts yours.
Here is a sample of a message to consider:
Thank them for accepting your ( or their) invitation
Say something personal e.g hope they are keeping safe during the pandemic or another personal message
Maybe suggest they look at your connections and if THE TIMINGS IS RIGHT offer to make an introduction
Share some of your knowledge and expertise
Wish them every success for the future
When you’re not sure whether to accept an invitation maybe send this message
Thank them for their invitation
Say something personal
Ask if and where you have previously met
Suggest if you don’t know each other it will be harder to introduce and help each other
Say you look forward to hearing from them
You rarely do!! That way it keeps your LinkedIn network ’clean’